Weekly Upgrades and Downgrades

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 62 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

 

Upgraded: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMGN Amgen Inc. B C B
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation Class A B B B
CERN Cerner Corporation B C B
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B D B
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR B C B
CVX Chevron Corporation B C B
EFX Equifax Inc. B D B
JNJ Johnson & Johnson B C B
LRCX Lam Research Corporation B D B
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated B B B
NTES NetEase, Inc. Sponsored ADR B B B
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B B C B
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. B C B
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. B C B
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B B C B
RY Royal Bank of Canada B C B
SNE Sony Corporation Sponsored ADR B C B
SNY Sanofi Sponsored ADR B C B
SYMC Symantec Corporation B B B
TM Toyota Motor Corp. Sponsored ADR B C B
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. B C B
TU TELUS Corporation B C B
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated B B B
WAT Waters Corporation B C B
YNDX Yandex NV Class A B D B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMX America Movil SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class L D B C
APTV Aptiv PLC C C C
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation C C C
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile Sponsored ADR C C C
CNHI CNH Industrial NV D C C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Class A D C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B C C C
FTI TechnipFMC Plc D C C
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D C C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. D C C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D C C
NMR Nomura Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR D A C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc Sponsored ADR D B C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR D C C
WDC Western Digital Corporation C D C
WPP WPP Plc Sponsored ADR D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. C C C
CEO CNOOC Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. C C C
GOOG Alphabet Inc. Class C C B C
IBM International Business Machines Corporation C C C
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. C C C
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation C C C
SQ Square, Inc. Class A C B C
VIA Viacom Inc. Class A C C C
WCG WellCare Health Plans, Inc. C C C
ZTO ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation D B D
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. D C D
GDDY GoDaddy, Inc. Class A D D D
GLW Corning Inc D D D
HPQ HP Inc. D C D
MTB M&T Bank Corporation D C D
RF Regions Financial Corporation D C D
SPOT Spotify Technology SA D C D
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. D C D
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited D C D

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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